China’s Housing Bubble

China’s real estate mania has caused astronomical housing price growth of over 600% in key cities such as Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen over the past few decades. From speculation of a bursting property bubble to mysterious ghost towns, the housing market in China is watched worldwide. The Chinese government has taken radical steps to cool…

Saudi Arabia’s New Crowned Prince

Since the Third Saudi State in the early 20th Century, the Kingship has been handed down from brother to brother. Saudi Arabia saw a shift in power when Mohammed Bin Salman, son of the current king, was announced crown prince June of 2017, taking the position from his cousin Mohammed bin Nayef. Since MBS’s appointment,…

Border Security and the New Frontier of Terrorism

In the past several years, Europe has gained notoriety as a continent facing constant fatal terror attacks. The facts paint a different story – the data concerning Europe’s history with terror attacks shows that overall casualties have been on the decline. More than 150 people died almost every year between 1970 and 1990, in contrast…

Money Banking

While we all interact with it on a daily basis, not many of us actually understand the inner workings of the commercial banking system. Shrouded in mystery, the banking system operates almost independently of the Federal Government. While the nimble mind may believe the President or Prime Minister holds the highest and most powerful position…

Guns, Growth, and Steel

“Absolutely Unacceptable.” Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland reacted firmly to the initial news of President Trump’s intention to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The move, revised this week, was executed under an often forgotten sixties-era trade law that permits the US President to unilaterally impose tariffs under the pretence of a national security…